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Deputy can’t dodge damages

NEW ORLEANS — A federal court in Louisiana declined to order a new trial after a sheriff’s deputy was found liable for violating a motorist’s constitutional right to be free from unreasonable arrests. A jury awarded the motorist $122,700 in damages, including $65,000 in punitive damages.

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